Havering do not currently operate a dedicated fuel poverty scheme, but there are a range of services available in the borough that may be of use to those experiencing fuel poverty. Havering Circle is a membership based service available to anyone in Havering over the age of 50, they can provide help around the house and befriending, among other things. There is also a mobile support service operating in the borough and a Telecare service is available. Havering council is responsible for maintaining the properties they rent; loss of heating or hot water is not viewed as an emergency, but if a households member is put at risk due to age or illness they will try to arrange for the temporary loan of a heater. Please see further details of the services available in Havering, including eligibility criteria, below.
Borough website: http://www.havering.gov.uk
Council Home Repairs
Havering council is responsible for maintaining the properties they rent.
They arrange to repair and keep in proper working order any installations within the home for heating, water heating and sanitation, and for the supply of water, gas and electricity.
Loss of heating or hot water is not viewed as an emergency, but if a household member is put at risk due to age or illness they will try to arrange for the temporary loan of an electric heater.
Freephone 0800 151 3444, 01708 434000, Textphone 01708 433399
Out of hours emergency telephone number:
Circle is a membership based service open to anyone over the age of 50, supporting individuals and communities to lead the lives they want to lead.
Membership costs start at £20 per year.
Help with gardening
Help with technology- e.g. using a mobile phone to send texts to contact friends and family
Help around the house- for odd jobs around the house like changing lightbulbs, moving furniture or putting up new blinds
They also organise events, day trips, exercise classes etc. in and around Havering.
0800 112 399
Mobile Support Service
Eligibility conditions apply. Eligible people will be:
55 years old and above, living in one of the Council’s sheltered housing schemes OR
65 years and above, and a home owner, private, housing association or council tenant living in the Havering area
01708 752 709
Ready to Switch Scheme
Anyone can have Telecare; costs start at £4.37 per week and there is no extra charge for equipment or installation.
The Council is a member of the Telecare Services Association
Havering Telecare Centre, Royal Jubilee Court
For a list of the services available in Havering by tenure, please see the borough pdf below.